Monthly Archives: December 2022

Reflecting on 2022

As I come towards the end of this year, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am. I pretty much have everything I wany in life – I work as a full time writer, make a comfortable living, … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann (St. Simon translation)

Everybody knows that nutcracker soldiers are associated with Christmas time, but who really knows why? Until very recently, I certainly didn’t. I knew The Nutcracker was a ballet and thought that that might have had some influence, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Voyager

This is the first volume of Sixth Doctor comic strips that were originally published in Doctor Who Magazine. Significantly, these stories introduce Frobisher, the Doctor’s shapeshifting companion who spends most of his time in the form of a penguin. Frobisher … Continue reading

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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

While I usually like to read books before I watch their movie adaptations, I have to admit that The Polar Express has been a favourite Christmas movie of mine for years, and I’ve only just gotten around to reading the … Continue reading

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